New COVID-19 Special issue for Health Policy and Technology

VheP is pleased to announce the release of the new Special Issue hosted by Health Policy and Technology entitled “The interplay between global health policy and vaccination strategies in the shift towards COVID-19 endemicity”.

With representation from all inhabited continents, this Special Issue delves into the relative impact of regulatory measures and COVID-19 vaccines on epidemiological and socioeconomic outcomes, particularly in the context of emerging viral variants. Additionally, more general themes related to the pandemic are explored, including vaccine confidence, vaccine communication campaigns, and the differential impact of the disease according to socioeconomic gradients. The 14 articles within this issue highlight the importance of maintaining targeted and robust preventive measures alongside a well-planned vaccine rollout strategy, with clear communication and transition plans. Within countries, the cultural acceptability of public health measures, including vaccination, should serve as a guiding principle in policy planning and messaging strategies in the management of future pandemics.

Check out the authored by the Guest Editors Marcello Antonini, Ayman Fouda, Madeleine Hinwood, Adrian Melia and Francesco Paolucci.
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Special Issue Articles

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Senior Employment Technology: Leveraging Opportunities in Population Ageing

This paper explores the promise of senior employment technology, a group of technological innovations that have the potential to alleviate or even eliminate the barriers faced by older individuals in the workforce. By doing so, these technologies empower older individuals to proactively safeguard their current and future living standards.

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Estimating a cost-effectiveness threshold for healthcare decision-making in the Greek NHS

The introduction of new health technologies leads to increases in well-being, but also increases strains in the scarce resources of the health system.  This paper aims to estimate a cost-effectiveness threshold that can be used as an input in the decision-making process for the funding of health technologies in Greece.

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E-Prescription: A practical application of information and communications technology in perspective of Bangladesh

An electronic-prescription (e-prescription) management system can switch the existing one to the online appointment and doctor consulting system. Many developed countries have already adopted such e-prescription management systems, although low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) like Bangladesh are apathetic. Implementing e-prescription management systems in all countries, including Bangladesh, is the demand of time, especially when information and communication technologies (ICT) are at hand.

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Digital health inclusion towards achieving universal health coverage for Bangladesh utilizing general practitioner model

Bangladesh's health care system, particularly in rural areas, experiences enormous obstacles in providing complete preventive and primary healthcare services due to the lack of adequate healthcare facilities, resource constraints, and a non-functional referral system. To alleviate these problems, in this study, we introduce the digital general practitioner (GP) model for rural Bangladesh, digital platforms and present a statistical analysis of the data that was gathered from the pilot project.

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A cross-sectional study regarding the knowledge, attitude and awareness about self-medication among Bangladeshi people

Self-medication is the use of medicinal products by the consumer which is not prescribed by a doctor. Self-medication practice (SMP) is widely adopted by the common people of developing countries like Bangladesh.

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